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Rules

Posted by amazed on October 01, 2003 at 22:23:04

I don't think I broke the rules. However there is nothing about a sense of humour. Seems some people don't have one.

Generation eXers Board - Rules and Guidelines

It is safe to assume that no member can come away from their COG experience without re-examining his/her belief system - there are just so many things to sort out. We recognize that many members once exiting the Family have naturally become hesitant about their faith - if they have any left to salvage. Many want to distance themselves from any talk of religion whatsoever. With this in mind, we wish to offer a place where eXers can discuss their ideas, hopes, despairs and aspirations freely and not feel compelled to relate everything religiously. We realize that for some, this is a very necessary and required space.

This discussion board is for those who are contemplating leaving the Family/Children of God, those who have left, and those with questions about the existence of abuses.

This is meant to be a place of discussion where ideas and debates are encouraged; a board primarily for intelligent discussions, intelligent social exchanges and polite debate.

Do not expect the coordinators to take it kindly if they have to explain whether or not Berg was abusive, or whether Carpenter lyrics are scriptural, or whether the Harry Potter movie is kosher :-)

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